Police arrest Kuje prison escapee in Kaduna

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The Katsina Police Command on Friday said its men arrested one of the escapees from the recent Kuje prison jailbreak.

According to the police, the 33-year-old escapee, Kamal Abubakar, was re-arrested on Thursday evening in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina state, during a raid on suspected criminal hideouts in the council.

Some quantities of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp were also reportedly recovered on him during a police search.

The spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, made the revelation during a press briefing at the command’s headquarters, Katsina.


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He said, “On 14, July, 2022 at about 6 p.m, based on credible information, DPO Danmusa, and team carried out raids at suspected criminal hideouts in Danmusa LGA and succeeded in arresting one Kamala Lawal Abubakar, aged 33yrs of Unguwar Sale Quarters, Danmusa LGA, a suspected fugitive from Kuje prison, Abuja.

“In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to have escaped from Kuje Prison, Abuja, during the recent Kuje jail break. Some quantity of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp was also recovered in his possession during a police search. The suspect will be handed over to Nigerian Correctional Service, for further necessary action.”

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